|Stampee Crafts' Rise & Shine! pearly violet embossing powder|
These pearly powders are really versatile, so let me give you the basics.
|over dark ink|
When you apply these over dark colored inks, you get an opaque metallic/iridescent finish in the powder color that you used. In this example I chose violet.
Get this effect: Stamp an image using a dark colored embossable ink. Normally you'd probably use black, but I used a very dark indigo here and it didn't make any difference. Sprinkle on the Rise & Shine! pearly embossing powder and gently tap off excess. Heat the powder with your heat gun until the powder melts to a smooth finish and becomes super snazzy. You've got a very iridescent violet design in your hands. Hooray!
*Side note: pigment inks that tend to stay wet longer (Color Box) will give you a marbled look after you've heat set the powder, as opposed to drier pigment inks (Ranger).
|over clear embossing ink|
So, you're ready for something with a little more pizazz? Good news: you can apply the pearly powders over clear embossing ink and light colored stock to produce a shimmer effect with a color tint like my example to the left. Try using this effect to create a really pretty patterned paper with stamps, or to make a jazzed up watermark.
Get this effect: Stamp an image using a clear embossable ink. Sprinkle on the Rise & Shine! pearly embossing powder and gently tap off excess. Heat the powder with your heat gun until the powder melts to a smooth finish and becomes super snazzy. You're a card-making rockstar.
These powders really pick up on the colors behind them, so you need to understand that if you stamp an image in clear ink on black paper you're going to get the same effect you would if you were applying the powder to dark ink. Got it? Good! Dark background=opaque and iridescent. Light background=tinted and iridescent.
You can purchase our Rise & Shine! pearly embossing powders directly from the Stampee Crafts website.
Retail price: $3.95
Available in pearly red, pearly violet, pearly blue, and evergreen pearl